25 Notable alumni of
College of Saint Benedict

The College of Saint Benedict is 1428th in the world, 519th in North America, and 488th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 25 notable alumni from the College of Saint Benedict sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Denis McDonough

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    Denis McDonough
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    civil servantpolitician
    Biography

    Denis Richard McDonough is an American government official serving as the 11th and current United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs under President Joe Biden since 2021.

  2. Connor Franta

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    Connor Franta
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    YouTubermemoiristentrepreneur
    Biography

    Connor Joel Franta is an American YouTuber, author, artist, and businessman.

  3. Paul M. Nakasone

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    Paul M. Nakasone
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Paul Miki Nakasone is a four-star general in the United States Army who serves as the Commander of United States Cyber Command. He concurrently serves as the Director of the National Security Agency and as Chief of the Central Security Service. Nakasone took command of the United States Second Army and Cyber Command in October 2016, until the Second Army's inactivation in March 2017. In May 2018, he became head of the National Security Agency, the Central Security Service and the United States Cyber Command.

  4. Rick Nolan

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    Rick Nolan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in the College of Saint Benedict
    Studied in 1962
    Occupations
    politicianeducatorbusinesspersonbusiness executive
    Biography

    Richard Michael Nolan is an American politician and businessman who served as the U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 8th congressional district from 2013 to 2019. He previously served as the U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 6th congressional district between 1975 and 1981.

  5. Matthew Logelin

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    Matthew Logelin
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Matthew Logelin is an American author, blogger, public speaker, and charity founder. In 2011, he published Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love, which was a New York Times best seller. His blog, Matt, Liz and Madeline: Life and Death, All in a 27-Hour Period, received over 40,000 hits per day at its height in 2008. Both the blog and the memoir document his grief and sudden single parenthood following the unexpected death of his wife, Liz Logelin, 27 hours after the birth of the couple's first child. A screen adaptation of the memoir starring Kevin Hart and presented by the Obamas premiered on Netflix in 2021. In 2009, Logelin established The Liz Logelin Foundation, a non-profit organization providing financial grants to families with children who have lost a parent. In 2018, he was featured on an episode of the podcast Reply All, where the hosts attempted to help him take down viral ads featuring misrepresentations about his and his wife's story.

  6. Mark T. Vande Hei

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    Mark T. Vande Hei
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    astronautphysicist
    Biography

    Mark Thomas Vande Hei is a retired United States Army officer and NASA astronaut who served as a flight Engineer for Expedition 53 and 54 on the International Space Station. He is married to Julie Vande Hei.

  7. David Durenberger

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    David Durenberger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    David Ferdinand Durenberger is an American politician and a former Republican member of the U.S. Senate from Minnesota.

  8. Mark Kennedy

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    Mark Kennedy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in the College of Saint Benedict
    Studied in 1979
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mark Raymond Kennedy is an American businessman, politician, and administrator who previously served as the president of the University of Colorado (CU) system. Before that, he served as 12th president of the University of North Dakota, and before that led the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. A Republican, he served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Minnesota from 2001 to 2007. Kennedy did not seek reelection in 2006, instead running in the 2006 election for U.S. Senate. He lost to Democratic–Farmer–Labor nominee Amy Klobuchar.

  9. John McCutcheon

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    John McCutcheon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    singermulti-instrumentalistfiddlercomposersongwriter
    Biography

    John McCutcheon is an American folk music singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has produced 41 albums since the 1970s. He is regarded as a master of the hammered dulcimer, and is also proficient on many other instruments including guitar, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, and Jew's harp. He has received six Grammy Award nominations.

  10. January Makamba

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    January Makamba
    Born in
    Tanzania Flag Tanzania
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    January Yusuf Makamba is a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Bumbuli constituency since 2010. In December 2015, he was appointed as a Minister of State in the Vice President’s Office for Union Affairs and Environment.

  11. Lino Rulli

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    Lino Rulli
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    radio personality
    Biography

    Angelo Gino Armando "Lino" Rulli is an American radio host, author, producer, and former television host. He is currently the host of The Catholic Guy Show, which is aired on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM Radio. He was also the executive producer and host of the Emmy Award-winning television series, Generation Cross. In addition to his radio and television work, Rulli has released two books, both of which discuss Catholicism in a comedic tone through personal anecdotes. He is the personal media adviser to Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

  12. Mathew Ahmann

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    Mathew Ahmann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2001 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    civil rights advocate
    Biography

    Mathew H. Ahmann was an American Catholic layman and civil rights activist. He was a leader of the Catholic Church's involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, and in 1960 founded and became the executive director of the National Catholic Council for Interracial Justice.

  13. Richard F. Kneip

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    Richard F. Kneip
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-1987 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Richard Francis Kneip was the 25th governor of South Dakota from 1971 until 1978 and the 6th United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore. He was a member of the Democratic Party and the first Catholic Governor of South Dakota.

  14. Mark J. Seitz

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    Mark J. Seitz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Mark Joseph Seitz is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He has been the bishop of the El Paso since July 9, 2013. He was Auxiliary Bishop of Dallas from 2010 to 2013.

  15. Michael Hennessey

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    Michael Hennessey
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Biography

    Michael Hennessey was the longest serving Sheriff in the history of San Francisco and was the longest tenured Sheriff in the State of California. Hennessey was elected in a run-off election in December 1979 and had been reelected in seven subsequent elections.

  16. Columba Stewart

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    Columba Stewart
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Columba Andrew Stewart is an American Benedictine monk, scholar, and the executive director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) in Collegeville, Minnesota. His principal scholarly contributions have been in the field of monastic studies—both Benedictine and Eastern Christian.

  17. Matt Schmit

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    Matt Schmit
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Matt Schmit is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represented District 21 in southeastern Minnesota.

  18. John Shanley

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    John Shanley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1852-1909 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    John Shanley was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Fargo, North Dakota, from 1889 until his death in 1909. He built the Cathedral of St. Mary in Fargo. The brick Romanesque Revival building was dedicated in May 1899.

  19. Curt Brasket

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    Curt Brasket
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2014 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    chess player
    Biography

    Curt Justin Brasket was an American chess player and US National Junior Chess Champion. He was also a sixteen-time state champion for his home state of Minnesota, and a FIDE Master. In 2013 he was granted the Outstanding Career Achievement Award by the US Chess Federation.

  20. James Keane

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    James Keane
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1857-1929 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    James John Keane was a 20th-century archbishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He served as bishop of the Diocese Cheyenne in the state of Wyoming from 1902–1911, and as archbishop of the Archdiocese of Dubuque from 1911–1929.

  21. Adrian P. Winkel

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    Adrian P. Winkel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1915-1994 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Adrian Paul Winkel was an American politician and High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

  22. Larry Hosch

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    Larry Hosch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Larry Hosch is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 14B, which includes portions of Stearns County in the central part of the state. A Democrat, he was first elected in 2004, and was re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2010. He previously served as the mayor of Saint Joseph from 2001 to 2005. He retired from the House after the 2012 elections.

  23. Lawrence M. Hall

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    Lawrence M. Hall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1973 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lawrence M. Hall was a Minnesota Democratic politician and is the longest-serving Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1934, and was affiliated with the Democrats, although the legislature was at the time a nonpartisan body. In 1939, he joined with the Conservative Caucus, and was elected to serve as speaker, a position he held for ten years.

  24. Damu Smith

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    Damu Smith
    Years
    1951-2006 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    peace activist
    Biography

    Damu Amiri Imara Smith was an American peace activist.

  25. Joe Hoppe

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    Joe Hoppe
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joseph R. Hoppe is an American politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represented District 47B, which included portions of Carver County in the southwestern part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Before becoming a politician, Hoppe worked as a local businessman and in communications.